Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wimberly View

Wimberly View (study), 8 x 10
sold

The last day of the Whitcomb workshop I did something I've never done before--used a palette knife to paint. I didn't intend it--it just happened! I used my knife to load more paint onto my panel, and I was enjoying it so much I just kept going. I'm certain my technique is all wrong, but I was pleased with the outcome--and had quite a good time with it. (And no snakes that day, just bugs...)

-julie davis

14 comments:

Tracey Mardon said...

It's wonderful Julie! Using the knife sure didn't take your mind away from the rest of what you needed to do.

Laurel Daniel said...

WOW! I love the lusciousness of knife texture! What great spontaneity! And that periwinkle in distant plane is gorgeous.

Stephen Parker said...

Congratulations, Julie. I love it! Great colors, too.

Marie Theron said...

Your painting came out so well, Julie. I like it that you leave colors to mix on the painting, instead of pre-mixing. The hills are alive!

Linda said...

Wow! I like all that juicy paint on your canvas! Beautiful colors. It's fun to do something on the spur of the moment that is different from the usual.

Pam Holnback said...

You should be pleased. This is great! Love the colors.

Kay said...

it sure looks like you have been painting with a palette knife forever...love it

The Windrush Gallery said...

I have to agree with everyone. Your a natural! Love it!

julie davis said...

Wow! Thanks, everyone. Your kind words are invigorating. I'll have to try it again, sometime. (Perhaps I'll study a bit before I do!)

LindaHunt said...

I really enjoy the texture in your painting!

Barbara M. said...

Super painting! I like the way you used the palette knife. I've only used one once in a big painting and I loved the effect.

This is superb.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Roxanne Steed said...

Love what you've got going on with the knife work...the atmospheric sense in here is wonderful, too!

Becky Joy said...

This is wonderful, Julie. I recently had a workshop that I only used the palette knife all week. After all that I find that I'm starting to use it more. I love the texture and colors.

Linny D. Vine said...

Just beautiful - I love your description of how you didn't intend to use the pallette knife!